Don’t like Mondays? Neither do attackers

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Monday may be our least favorite day of the week, but Thursday is when security professionals should watch out for cybercriminals, researchers say.

Timing is everything. Attackers pay as close attention to when their victims will be online as they do crafting their campaigns. Spammers have been moving towards the traditional 9-to-5 corporate workday as they increasingly shift their focus on targeting corporate accounts. Researchers at IBM X-Force Kassel analyzed billions of spam messages gathered by its spam honeypots from December 2016 to June 2017 and found more than 83 percent of spam was sent on weekdays, with Tuesday showing the most activity, followed by Wednesday and Thursday.

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